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Closing The Gate

Author : Andrew Gyory
ISBN : 9780807866757
Genre : History
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The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred practically all Chinese from American shores for ten years, was the first federal law that banned a group of immigrants solely on the basis of race or nationality. By changing America's traditional policy of open immigration, this landmark legislation set a precedent for future restrictions against Asian immigrants in the early 1900s and against Europeans in the 1920s. Tracing the origins of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Andrew Gyory presents a bold new interpretation of American politics during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age. Rather than directly confront such divisive problems as class conflict, economic depression, and rising unemployment, he contends, politicians sought a safe, nonideological solution to the nation's industrial crisis--and latched onto Chinese exclusion. Ignoring workers' demands for an end simply to imported contract labor, they claimed instead that working people would be better off if there were no Chinese immigrants. By playing the race card, Gyory argues, national politicians--not California, not organized labor, and not a general racist atmosphere--provided the motive force behind the era's most racist legislation.
Category: History

Closing Hell S Gates

Author : Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
ISBN : 9781741761658
Genre : History
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Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sen.
Category: History

The Year Of Living Like Jesus

Author : Edward G. Dobson
ISBN : 9780310395485
Genre : Religion
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“It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.”—Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save Christians“Inspiring, insightful, sometimes infuriating, often funny, a little weird (like its author) and a must read for anyone wanting to become a serious follower of Jesus Christ” —Cal Thomas“Highly, highly recommended” —Brian McLarenEvangelical pastor Ed Dobson had a radical idea...“Live one year as Jesus lived. Eat as Jesus ate. Pray as Jesus prayed. Observe the sabbath as Jesus observed. Attend the Jewish festivals as Jesus attended. Read the Gospels every week." Dobson’s transition from someone who follows Jesus to someone who lives like Jesus takes him into bars, inspires him to pick up hitchhikers, and deepens his understanding of suffering. Living like Jesus is quite different from what we imagine.“It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.”—Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save Christians
Category: Religion

Mixing Audio

Author : Roey Izhaki
ISBN : 9781136114212
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Your mix can make or break a record, and mixing is an essential catalyst for a record deal. Professional engineers with exceptional mixing skills can earn vast amounts of money and find that they are in demand by the biggest acts. To develop such skills, you need to master both the art and science of mixing. The new edition of this bestselling book offers all you need to know and put into practice in order to improve your mixes. Covering the entire process --from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques -- and offering a multitude of audio samples, tips and tricks, this book has it all. Roey Izhaki teaches you the importance of a mixing vision, how to craft and evaluate your mix and then take it a step further. He describes the theory and the tools used and how these are put into practice while creating mixes. Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams and audio samples, Mixing Audio is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing. New to this edition: * Multitracks provided to help practice mixing * Fully updated with current plug-in and software version and information * Companion website with a multitude of new samples including more macro-mixing samples * A new sample mix: Rock n' Roll
Category: Technology & Engineering

Hydraulic Gates And Valves

Author : Jack Lewin
ISBN : 072772990X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Based on the author's extensive practical experience, this new edition will act as a definitive reference work on gates and valves. Hydraulic gates and valves in free surface flow and submerged outlets: 2nd edition will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly describes the principle options available to engineers and designers and outlines the main advantages and disadvantages of all hydraulic gates and valves, highlighting potential problems in their use. This fully revised edition includes: Information about new types of water-operated automatic gates, rolling weir gates, fuse gates and an extended part on barrier gates and their details The sections on seals, the trunnions of radial gates, ice formation, gate operation and structural design have all been expanded New sections on hazard and reliability of gates, earthquake effects on gates and operating machinery, environmental impact and aesthetics, as well as maintenance An appendix on the calculation of hydrostatic loads on radial gates has been set out Hydraulic gates and valves in free surface flow and submerged outlets: 2nd edition will be of great benefit to engineers who work or design project
Category: Technology & Engineering

Tan Tien Chi Kung

Author : Mantak Chia
ISBN : 0892811951
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Tan Tien Chi Kung is the art of cultivating chi in the lower abdomen--the tan tien. Known as the Ocean of Chi, this lower abdominal area holds the key to opening the body to the free and continuous movement of chi. Included are exercises to develop chi for increased vitality and the mind-body balance essential for spiritual growth and well-being.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Book Of The Covenant

Author : Julian Morgenstern
ISBN : 9781556354151
Genre : Religion
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At America S Gates

Author : Erika Lee
ISBN : 0807863130
Genre : Law
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With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.S. immigration history, but we know little about its consequences for the Chinese in America or for the United States as a nation of immigrants. At America's Gates is the first book devoted entirely to both Chinese immigrants and the American immigration officials who sought to keep them out. Erika Lee explores how Chinese exclusion laws not only transformed Chinese American lives, immigration patterns, identities, and families but also recast the United States into a "gatekeeping nation." Immigrant identification, border enforcement, surveillance, and deportation policies were extended far beyond any controls that had existed in the United States before. Drawing on a rich trove of historical sources--including recently released immigration records, oral histories, interviews, and letters--Lee brings alive the forgotten journeys, secrets, hardships, and triumphs of Chinese immigrants. Her timely book exposes the legacy of Chinese exclusion in current American immigration control and race relations.
Category: Law

Strangers In The Land

Author : John Higham
ISBN : 0813531233
Genre : History
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Higham's work stands as the seminal work in the history of American nativism. The work is a careful, well-documented study of nationalism and ethnic prejudice, and chronicles the power and violence of these two ideas in American society from 1860 to 1925. He significantly moves beyond previous treatments of nativism, both in chronology and in interpretive sophistication. Higham defines nativism as a defensive type of nationalism or an intense opposition to an internal minority on the grounds of the group's foreign connections. By defining nativism as a set of attitudes or a state of mind, he sets the course for his book as tracing "trace an emotionally charged impulse" rather than "an actual social process or condition." As he argues that the ideological content of nativism remained consistent, he uses emotional intensity as a measure to trace in detail public opinion from the relative calm following the Civil War to the Johnson-Reed act of 1924 that severely limited European immigration. Strangers in the Land is, then, a history of public opinion, whose purpose is to show how nativism evolved in society and in action. Higham seeks to explain what could inflame xenophobia and who resisted it. He saw his work as part of a renewed interest in the study of nationalism following the national upheavals in the wake of the McCarthy hearings. Surely Higham's mentor at the University of Wisconsin, intellectual historian Merle Curti, influenced Higham's approach in seeking to examine the power of nationalism as an idea. Also influential was the intellectual climate of the 1950s with its of distrust of ideology and distain of prejudice. Higham admits being repelled by the nationalist delusions of the Cold War, again helping to explain why his study concentrates on seeking some explanation for the irrational and violent outbreaks. The book thus focuses on points of conflict, "antagonisms that belong within ideologies of passionate national consciousness." For example, Higham's explains the 100 percent American movement in terms of progressive ideals and the desire of Americans to shape immigrants into a particular ideal of "Americanness" through education and assimilation. This intellectual construct eventually gave way to the racial thinking to which Higham assigns much influence in the efforts to restrict immigration. Ideology is also central to his chapter on the history of the idea of racism in which he argues that Anglo-Saxon nationalism, literary naturalism and a nascent understanding of genetics combined to bring forth arguments for immigration restriction to preserve the racial purity of the American people. Thus, key for Higham's argument is the power of ideas in shaping individual behavior and thereby shaping history. This text is an absolute must-read for anyone seeking to understand American nativism and the darker side of nationalism.
Category: History

Perioperative Practice

Author : John Clancy
ISBN : 0415233119
Genre : Medical
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Using the concept of homeostasis as a framework, this book look at issues common to all surgical procedures such as the influence of anaesthesia on the nervous system or perioperative pain management.
Category: Medical

Call Of Abraham S Kin

Author : Barbara Hantman
ISBN : 9781469101385
Genre : History
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Barbara Hantman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Queens College, City University of New York, with a Master's Degree in the Teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is Fresh Meadows Poets ' Corresponding Secretary , and a monthly featured reader and lecturer at the New York Poetry Forum . Barbara has served a generation of NYC high school students, and is proud that her seven full-length books of verse attest to her ability to versify in Spanish and Hebrew, as well as the beloved English tongue.
Category: History

Extended Notation

Author : Christian Dimpker
ISBN : 9783643903020
Genre : Performing Arts
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Most of the extended instrumental playing techniques, as well as electroacoustic music in general, are still deprived of a conventional method of notation. In order to facilitate the utilization of these unconventional musical elements, a coherent and consistent notation system is developed in this work. Numerous extended techniques for playing string instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, keyboard instruments and vocal techniques are therefore systematically explained and previous methods of notation discussed.
Category: Performing Arts

Joan Of Arc

Author : Tabatha Yeatts
ISBN : 1402765428
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of Joan of Arc, a woman born a French peasant who achieved great military success as a leader and a warrior.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Astadala Yogamala Volume 2

Author : B.K.S Iyengar
ISBN : 9788177641783
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Collected works on Yoga, Haṭha Yoga etc.
Category: Health & Fitness

Nerve Cells And Nervous Systems

Author : A.G. Brown
ISBN : 3540760903
Genre : Medical
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It is now about 10 years since the first edition of Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems was published. There have been many important advances across the whole field of neuro science since 1990 and it was obvious that the first edition had become much less useful than when it was published. Hence this new edition. I have attempted to keep to the aims of the first edition by presenting the general principles of neuroscience in the context of experimental evidence. As with the first edition, the selection of material to include, or exclude, has been difficult and invariably reflects my personal biases. I hope that not too many readers will be disappointed with the selections. I have unashamedly retained material, and, in particular, illustrations where I think they remain of importance to an understanding of the field and to its historical development. As before, I have attempted as reasonable a coverage as possible within the confines of a book that should be easy to carry around, to handle and, I hope, to read. The book should be useful for anyone studying the nervous system at both undergraduate and immediate postgraduate levels. In particular, under graduates reading neuroscience or any course containing a neuroscience component, such as physiology, pharmacology, biomedical sciences or psychology, as well as medicine and veterinary medicine should find the book helpful.
Category: Medical

Neuroscience A Medical Student S Guide

Author : David W. Karam MDPhD
ISBN : 9781466965225
Genre : Medical
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This book is a concise guide into the everchanging and complex discipline of neuroscience for those students who are looking for clarity in a complex subject. The manner the information is presented to the reader is easy to comprehend and to apply those priciples to acadamic course work. The information provded is direct and to the point while continuing to provide the reader with the depth of understanding to successfully comprehend the basic principles of neuroscience.
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Journal Of The Franklin Institute

Author : Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISBN : UCAL:$B569671
Genre : Electronic journals
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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59. Cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]
Category: Electronic journals